CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts is seeking donations for its annual "Small Works" fundraising exhibit.
In 2019, the show featured paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, collage, woodwork, ceramics, watercolor, digital and fibers.
Small artworks are donated by artists. Raffle tickets are sold to win these artworks. Works must be submitted by Jan. 30.
The show will open with a big party on Feb. 7 and end with another big party March 14, when a winner is drawn for each piece.
All artists — amateur or professional — are invited to submit works. Participants have ranged from their teens through their 80s. Some donate one work; others donate several.
The money raised by this show helps the arts council with its programs year-round — scholarships for college-bound art students, art programs for county schools, free concerts in the park, low cost arts and cultural events, grants for other local arts organizations, and all the programs, events and shows.
Works must be no larger than 11-by-11 inches, including the frame. If objects are 3D, they may be no larger than 11-by-11-by-11 inches. All works must be ready to display and hang on a wall or stand on a pedestal or in a glass case.
Work can be anything within those limits.
Raffle tickets will be for sale throughout the show. Tickets are $5 or three for $10, cash, check or charge.
You do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets have a space on them for name, email address and/or phone number.
Offices are open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Opening and closing parties, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 and March 14, are free and include food and drink.
Anyone with questions or who wants to donate a work can call 410-758-2520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.